Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis University (IUPUI) is a public research university located in Indianapolis, Indiana. The core campus of Indiana University also offers degrees from Purdue University, which resulted from the merger of Purdue University-Indianapolis Extension Center and Indiana University-Indianapolis in 1969. It is located along the White River and Fall Creek, on a peninsula adjacent to downtown Indianapolis. Among more than 200 degree programs, Metropolitan University has the main campuses of Indiana University School of Medicine and Indiana University School of Dentistry. The school has more than 2,000 students and the only dental school in the state. IUPUI is one of the 7 campuses of Indiana University, including two Purdue University schools. The campus offers more than 225 degrees from 18 different schools. The university's mission is to raise the state of Indiana and the intellectual development of its citizens to the highest national and international levels through research and creative activities, teaching and learning, and citizen participation. By offering unique bachelor, master, professional, and doctorate degrees, the university promotes educational, cultural, and economic development in Central Indiana and beyond through innovative collaborations, external partnerships, and a strong commitment to diversity.